MinIO is a high performance object storage solution that provides an Amazon Web Services S3-compatible API and supports all core S3 features.
MinIO is built to deploy anywhere - public or private cloud, baremetal infrastructure, orchestrated environments, and edge infrastructure.
This site documents Operations, Administration, and Development of MinIO deployments on Linux platforms.
This documentation targets the latest stable version of MinIO: RELEASE.2022-11-17T23-20-09Z.
You can get started exploring MinIO features using our
play server at
play is a public MinIO cluster running the latest
stable MinIO server. Any file uploaded to
play should be considered public
This procedure deploys a Standalone MinIO server onto Linux for early development and evaluation of MinIO Object Storage and its S3-compatible API layer.
For instructions on deploying to production environments, see Deploy MinIO: Multi-Node Multi-Drive.
Read, Write and Execute permissions on your local user folder (e.g.
Permission to install binaries to the system
PATH(e.g. access to
Familiarity with the Linux terminal or shell (Bash, ZSH, etc.).
A 64-bit Linux OS (e.g. RHEL 8, Ubuntu LTS releases).
Install the MinIO Server
The following tabs provide examples of installing MinIO onto 64-bit Linux operating systems using RPM, DEB, or binary. The RPM and DEB packages automatically install MinIO to the necessary system paths and create a
systemdservice file for running MinIO automatically. MinIO strongly recommends using RPM or DEB installation routes.
Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO RPM and install it.
wget https://dl.min.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/archive/minio-20221117232009.0.0.x86_64.rpm -O minio.rpm sudo dnf install minio.rpm
Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO DEB and install it:
wget https://dl.min.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/archive/minio_20221117232009.0.0_amd64.deb -O minio.deb sudo dpkg -i minio.deb
Use the following commands to download the latest stable MinIO binary and install it to the system
wget https://dl.min.io/server/minio/release/linux-amd64/minio chmod +x minio sudo mv minio /usr/local/bin/
Launch the MinIO Server
Run the following command from the system terminal or shell to start a local MinIO instance using the
~/miniofolder. You can replace this path with another folder path on the local machine:
mkdir ~/minio minio server ~/minio --console-address :9090
mkdircommand creates the folder explicitly at the specified path.
minio servercommand starts the MinIO server. The path argument
~/minioidentifies the folder in which the server operates.
minio serverprocess prints its output to the system console, similar to the following:
API: http://192.0.2.10:9000 http://127.0.0.1:9000 RootUser: minioadmin RootPass: minioadmin Console: http://192.0.2.10:9090 http://127.0.0.1:9090 RootUser: minioadmin RootPass: minioadmin Command-line: https://min.io/docs/minio/linux/reference/minio-mc.html $ mc alias set myminio http://192.0.2.10:9000 minioadmin minioadmin Documentation: https://min.io/docs/minio/linux/index.html WARNING: Detected default credentials 'minioadmin:minioadmin', we recommend that you change these values with 'MINIO_ROOT_USER' and 'MINIO_ROOT_PASSWORD' environment variables.
Connect Your Browser to the MinIO Server
Open http://127.0.0.1:9000 in a web browser to access the MinIO Console. You can alternatively enter any of the network addresses specified as part of the server command output. For example, Console: http://192.0.2.10:9090 http://127.0.0.1:9090 in the example output indicates two possible addresses to use for connecting to the Console.
While the port
9000is used for connecting to the API, MinIO automatically redirects browser access to the MinIO Console.
Log in to the Console with the
RootPassuser credentials displayed in the output. These default to
minioadmin | minioadmin.
You can use the MinIO Console for general administration tasks like Identity and Access Management, Metrics and Log Monitoring, or Server Configuration. Each MinIO server includes its own embedded MinIO Console.
For more information, see the MinIO Console documentation.
(Optional) Install the MinIO Client
The MinIO Client allows you to work with your MinIO server from the commandline.
mcclient and install it to a location on your system
/usr/local/bin. You can alternatively run the binary from the download location.
wget https://dl.min.io/client/mc/release/linux-amd64/mc chmod +x mc sudo mv mc /usr/local/bin/mc
mc alias set local http://127.0.0.1:9000 minioadmin minioadmin mc admin info local
mc alias settakes four arguments:
The name of the alias
The hostname or IP address and port of the MinIO server
The Access Key for a MinIO user
The Secret Key for a MinIO user
The example above uses the root user.